Mulroneys downsize: They’re selling their family home for new downtown condo
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney and his wife, Mila, have listed their posh Westmount home for $7.9-million because, like so many other Canadian empty nesters, they appear to be downsizing.
The septuagenarian, who was prime minister from 1984 to 1993, and his wife are said to be purchasing a condo at a new high-end project in downtown Montreal.
The five-plus-two-bedroom home with seven bathrooms, once owned by members of Montreal’s powerful Bronfman family, has a nanny’s room, library, exercise room and outdoor pool. Looks like all four of the Mulroney children would have had a lot of space to run around in.
A “spectacular” entrance hall has a two-storey foyer window that is the centrepiece of the exterior architecture. The 15×21-foot dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the back yard.
The formal living room, measuring about 21x 25 feet, has two sets of French doors leading to the patio and a woodburning fireplace.
“This home is for a buyer who seeks an elegant home and privacy,” reads the listing by Montreal society broker Marie-Yvonne Paint. “An elegant layout and spacious rooms sets it in a class of its own.”
The master bedroom takes up most of the second floor, with separate ensuite bathrooms, his-and-hers walk-ins and a study with a fireplace and a French door leading to a private balcony.
A spokesperson for the former Tory leader couldn’t be reached for comment.
The house, built in 1950, was purchased in 1993 by Mr. Mulroney’s wife under her maiden name, Mila Pivnicki, land registry documents show.
While the deed of sale lists a purchase price of $1, multiple media outlets have reported that the Mulroneys spent $1,675,000 on the home, along with an additional $700,000 on renovations. It appears that new owners will have to invest at least that on updating the decor. The Mulroneys are not including the draperies, chandeliers or sconces with the sale.
The gourmet kitchen has a centre island, two Sub-Zero fridges, a Thermador 6-burner gas range with double oven, plus an extra oven, two dishwashers and a walk-in pantry. It adjoins the breakfast room, pictured below. See the full listing here.
Today, Mr. Mulroney, who will turn 75 next March, is a senior partner at the Montreal offices of the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, and sits on the board of Quebecor Inc.
— with files from Postmedia News
BRIAN and MILA MULRONEY LIST THEIR WESTMOUNT HOME
The house belongs to former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, and his wife, Mila Mulroney.
According to the Globe and Mail, the Mulroneys bought this house in 1993 for $1,675,000. But according to Huffington Post that posted the house 3 days ago, the couple bought the house for $1,000,000 and put in $700,000 in renovations.
It is currently evaluated at $4,100,000 (probably not too far off).